Friday, November 20, 2009

Common sense is so uncommon

Here is an article about an academician who has been offered a post in Obama administration's India department. She has been know to be anti-India in previous instances. What is interesting is her cribs with what India is doing.
I think it is unfair to dismiss the notion that Pakistan's apprehensions about Afghanistan stem in part from its security competition with India,' she had then said, and noted, "Having visited the Indian mission in Zahedan, Iran, I can assure you they are not issuing visas as the main activity. Moreover, India has run operations from its mission in Mazar and is likely doing so from the other consulates it has reopened in Jalalabad and Kandahar along the (Pak-Afghan) border.'
"Is likely doing so from the other consulates", if that is the quality of academic research then Elmer Fudd is a top class researcher.
'India is also building schools on a sensitive part of the border in Kunar, across from Bajaur,' she said, alleging, 'Kabul's motivations for encouraging these activities are as obvious as India's interest in engaging in them
So now building schools is a bad activity. I am really amazed how out of touch with reality people can be and argue to further their own agendas.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A lesson for everybody

Here is a really sad news. Just goes to prove that one can not be too careful in this materialistic world anymore.
The worst nightmare of working parents entrusting the care of their children to nannies became a reality for a city couple recently.
As soon as they would kiss their little one goodbye, the nanny would feed him and get him ready - for a day of begging on the streets of Bangalore. Instead of milk, the baby was fed sedatives; instead of the clothes carefully put out by his parents, she would dress him up in rags.
Looks like it is really a kaliyuga.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A school, buses and traffic police

As I went to the school today, I found that there were no buses that are generally parked on the street. On enquiring, I found that traffic police has told that no bus can stop on that road before 3 PM. The school closes at 2:50 PM.
So now here is a situation where all the buses don't have a place to stop and are going in circles on that road. Then the school bell rang and all the kids came running out and all of a sudden there is complete mess since the busses are still not there and kids have no clue where to go.
So here is a traffic jammed road with hundreds of kids on road and tens of vehicles honking behind buses that are trying to park themselves next to the road. All this because traffic police decide that buses can only park from 3 PM in place of earlier time of around 2:40 PM.

Elevator pitch

I enter the apartment elevator to go to the top floor from basement and elevator started, but it promptly stopped at floor 0, i.e. the ground floor. One of the maids was standing there and tersely asked me you want to go up or down, I replied "Up".

She got into the elevator and again tersely asked "Which floor" and I am wondering shouldn't she just press the button for her floor and leave it at that.